Happy Monday to you and Happy Leap Year too.
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to living life with chronic pain
Happy Belated Birthday!!....
Well, I forgot...totally! I totally forgot about the website turning 2!
Yep! I've been doing this site for two years now and I've enjoyed it very much. I've learned a lot, I've grown a lot and I've been lucky to "meet" some wonderful people here and on the Facebook page too.
This website began in the wee hours of the morning on February 27, 2014 with tears and frustration...and it's grown into something more than I ever thought it would become.
What was done in response to being told..."You're not qualified to write this book"...has become this website... and I'm proud and humbled too to share it with you. Thank you! for being here and for sharing the journey with me.
Please take good care of you.
Before we get to the medication I need to remind you...
For this installment, I have chosen Oxcarbazepine
COMMON BRAND NAME(S): Trileptal
GENERIC NAME(S): OXCARBAZEPINE
Uses: Oxcarbazepine is used alone or with other medications to treat seizure disorders (epilepsy).
OTHER USES: This section contains uses of this drug that are not listed in the approved professional labeling for the drug but that may be prescribed by your health care professional. Use this drug for a condition that is listed in this section only if it has been so prescribed by your health care professional.
This medication may also be used to help treat certain types of nerve pain (such as trigeminal neuralgia).
**Please read this information carefully**
If you have any questions about what is provided here....talk with your doctor or pharmacist please.
Even the opinions you have about yourself are not necessarily true; therefore, you don't need to take whatever you hear in your own mind personally.
~~Don Miguel Ruiz~~
Picture taken by my daughter Emily
Same SH*T...different day...
Have you ever felt like this? Are the issues you're gnawing on the same old issues you've always had? The same old boring flaws and anxieties too?
When asked how your day was...do you ever respond....same sh*t different day? or maybe you say...it's was just like every other day?
WHAT DO YOU SAY?
Now the next questions I have are...
Would you agree that what you say is a reflection of your attitude towards your life?
If you viewed your day and the happenings within it differently...could your response change?
What about if you took the time to notice and appreciate how bright the sun shines? Or how the birds sing? What if you took the time to notice and appreciate all the different moments in your life...even the little things too? Could the things you think about during your day...impact how you feel about it? What about how you feel about yourself?
If all the gnawing you've been doing hasn't changed things...and you're still feeling weary from it all...try something different...and let it begin with you and your thoughts.
take good care of you eh?
Do you like blueberries? Have you ever tried them?
Now...I'm always hesitant to believe when there is a claim that a particular food helps to prevent cancer...but I do believe there are some real health benefits to eating a healthy balanced diet.
When you give thought to your daily diet...
What's on the end of your fork?
Do you believe you are what you eat?
Could your food choices actually help to improve your health?
picture found on-line
Today we believe God wants you to know that every little thing is a miracle.
Miracles do not come with bright lights and fancy stages. Those belong in a magic show. If you want a miracle, you can see it everywhere - in dew drops, in waves, and of course in yourself.
Picture taken at the Pinery.
Have you ever been prescribed a sedative? Have you ever had any issues with it? What about other medications you're also taking? Could there be a problem between them? Could you possibly run the risk of over-dosing? Scary thought isn't it? yet it happens.
Fatal overdoses from sedatives are a real concern.
Now please keep in mind that the information I am sharing is NOT meant to take the place of direct medical care from a qualified professional. This information is shared for your personal entertainment. Do NOT make any changes with your medication based on this information. Please DO talk to your doctor and/or pharmacist if you have any questions.
Your choice to take prescription medications is a personal one...all I ask is that you inform yourself on your choices...that you ask questions...and you have an open line of communication with your doctor and/or treatment team. There are benefits to prescriptions...but there are risks as well.
Even on the spiritual path, things are not always going to be rosy. There will be difficult situations and people, bad days, and hard times all along the way. You have moments, days, sometimes weeks when you will doubt yourself. Just know, it is all part of the process.
Picture taken on the pond.
is living life with chronic pain...doing the best I can with everyday.